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A Bridge Across the Divide:
The Role of Libraries in
the Digital Skills Gap
South Central Library System, Wisconsin

Bobbi...
- The Digital Divide
- Literacy What?
- Resources
The 21st
century is
when
everything
changes.
And we
have to be
ready.

-Captain Jack Harkness,
Torchwood
The future is here
it is just not
evenly distributed
-William Gibson
The Digital Divide
One third of
Americans
do not have
broadband
at home
Access?
• less than 33%
Americans
• less than 50%
Americans
• less than 50%
• less than 50%
• less than 50%
populations

o...
students
with a
computer &
broadband
at home
have a
6 to 8 %
graduation
rate
Myth of the Digital
Native
It is about far
more than
access to
technology,
it is about using
technology well.
We are
floating
(or sinking)
in a sea of
technology.
The illiterate of the 21st
century will not be those
who cannot read and
write, but those who
cannot
learn, unlearn, and
r...
We are exposed to more
mediated messages in one
day than our greatgrandparents were
exposed to in a year.
-Center

for Med...
of
what gets
posted on
any given
day is in
public but
not for the
public.
- Shirky, 2009
Digital
Literacy
66 million Americans
are without basic digital
literacy skills
-Usdan 2012
You keep
using
that word.
I do
not think it
means what
you think it
means.
Digital Literacy is the
ability to use information
and communication
technologies to find,
evaluate, create, and
communica...
Five
Literacies
Attention
Participation
Collaboration
Crap Detection
Network
Smarts
Aspects of
digital
literacy
Tool Skills
and Access
Authorship
and
Creation
Representation
Social responsibility
And digital
citizenship
21st Century
Skills Framework
from IMLS
Learning And
Innovation
Information, Media,
And Technology
Life And Career
21st
Century
Themes
Transliteracy
Other
Considerations
If anyone
can claim to
be an
expert,
What is an
expert?
Privacy
What can
you do?
Remember!
technology
is only a
tool
Libraries
Are
Powerful
Partners
Questions

Bobbi L. Newman
@bobbinewman
www.librarianbyday.net
bobbinewman@gmail.com
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A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap
A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap
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  1. 1. A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap South Central Library System, Wisconsin Bobbi Newman Librarianbyday.net @bobbinewman
  2. 2. - The Digital Divide - Literacy What? - Resources
  3. 3. The 21st century is when everything changes. And we have to be ready. -Captain Jack Harkness, Torchwood
  4. 4. The future is here it is just not evenly distributed -William Gibson
  5. 5. The Digital Divide
  6. 6. One third of Americans do not have broadband at home
  7. 7. Access? • less than 33% Americans • less than 50% Americans • less than 50% • less than 50% • less than 50% populations of the poorest of African Latinos of the elderly of rural
  8. 8. students with a computer & broadband at home have a 6 to 8 % graduation rate
  9. 9. Myth of the Digital Native
  10. 10. It is about far more than access to technology, it is about using technology well.
  11. 11. We are floating (or sinking) in a sea of technology.
  12. 12. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler
  13. 13. We are exposed to more mediated messages in one day than our greatgrandparents were exposed to in a year. -Center for Media Literacy
  14. 14. of what gets posted on any given day is in public but not for the public. - Shirky, 2009
  15. 15. Digital Literacy
  16. 16. 66 million Americans are without basic digital literacy skills -Usdan 2012
  17. 17. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
  18. 18. Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. -ALA Digital Literacy Taskforce (2011)
  19. 19. Five Literacies
  20. 20. Attention
  21. 21. Participation
  22. 22. Collaboration
  23. 23. Crap Detection
  24. 24. Network Smarts
  25. 25. Aspects of digital literacy
  26. 26. Tool Skills and Access
  27. 27. Authorship and Creation
  28. 28. Representation
  29. 29. Social responsibility And digital citizenship
  30. 30. 21st Century Skills Framework from IMLS
  31. 31. Learning And Innovation
  32. 32. Information, Media, And Technology
  33. 33. Life And Career
  34. 34. 21st Century Themes
  35. 35. Transliteracy
  36. 36. Other Considerations
  37. 37. If anyone can claim to be an expert, What is an expert?
  38. 38. Privacy
  39. 39. What can you do?
  40. 40. Remember!
  41. 41. technology is only a tool
  42. 42. Libraries Are Powerful Partners
  43. 43. Questions Bobbi L. Newman @bobbinewman www.librarianbyday.net bobbinewman@gmail.com
  44. 44. Photo Credits 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9610484@N05/2947679774/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sahlgoode/5185095492/ Torchwood http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/5587313307/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bright/2753331208/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/daunphilipp/477185363/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/brainless-angel/120509366/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/julianrod/238786239/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nesster/2165079081/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbochet/6130218020/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/phineasgage/3118515933/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericskiff/372905058 http://www.flickr.com/photos/barb/83108156/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/soyiro/272463226/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/anselmogz/6682939/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/miuenski/2570241302/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicksee/3475300027 Wordle Bobbi Newman http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/5226740045/ n/a http://www.flickr.com/photos/elcupto/1186992673/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/5437876129/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/budslife/1771179517/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/7636345442/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/2460922167/ 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. n/a http://www.flickr.com/photos/baboon/13260830/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/scttw/1819088991/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lujide/3991307100/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/victornuno/23285331/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelrravelor/321594137/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sahlgoode/5185095492/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbutterfly/3051019058/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/chinchillo/3248010563/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/31916678@N07/4753800195/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/2908186658/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cataniamichele/2618160905/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/4083295771 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremybrooks/2515846993/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/92454606@N00/349497988/ www.digitallearn.org www.everyoneon.org http://libraries.pewinternet.org/ http://www.imls.gov/about/21stcskills.aspx www.digitalliteracy.gov http://www.libraryedge.org/benchmarksv1/toolkit http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/5267355952/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/39718079@N00/261054170/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/4083295771 http://www.flickr.com/photos/miyukiutada/428153221/
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